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Tama County flood update

June 14, 2013
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Flood waters were reported receded in Chelsea on Monday with pools of flood water still standing.

Record levels recorded on the Iowa River at Tama combined with flood water from Otter Creek put Chelsea under water beginning on May 28 and continuing into the next week.

U.S. Highway 63 south of Tama was reopened on the weekend of June 1. A sand dike on the shoulder of the U.S. Highway 30 Expressway west of Toledo and north of Montour remains in place but water was not threatening the roadway.

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At Chelsea earlier in June.
Chronicle file/John Speer

Tama County Emergency Management issued the following information:

Residents of flooded areas:

those in need of tetanus shots call Tama County Public Health - 641 484 4788- for those who have previously had shots check with your health provider if booster is needed

residents in the areas in need of cleaning kits for flood water clean up can get one per household through the Tama County Emergency Management Agency or at the Chelsea Fire Department. For questions call 641 484 6261

residents with utilities shut off will need to contact your utility provider to get them turned back on.

households that receive damage should call 641 484 3760 to document the damage. At the moment state of Iowa assistance program is open for application - details go to Call At: 641-484-3760



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